Who is Paul Qualley[Andie MacDowell ex-husband? wiki-bio

Andie MacDowell has a family of celebrities. From her high-profile marriages to her children, everyone in Andie’s family seems to have a longing for the glamorous world. And while none of the other members seem to emulate the success Andie has had over the years, they are pretty close to it. The former model-turned-actress has enjoyed a masterful career and despite her professional success, her personal life has been less so. However, despite the two divorces, Andie has very much come to terms with her personal life and is very much on her own. She was first married to Paul Qualley, a former model, who is also the father of Rainey Qualley and Margaret Qualley. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Paul Qualley.

Who is Paul Qualley?

Paul Qualley is an American ranchman and former model best known for his stint with the clothing brand “Gap,” a company valued at billion dollars in the current market. Paul cut ties with modeling altogether at some point in his career and moved to the countryside to live as a ranchman.

Andie MacDowell and Paul Qualley


Paul James Qualley was born on March 14, 1958, in Wisconsin, United States. Paul is the son of Lee James Qualley and Patricia Ann Rondou and comes from a family of Norwegian descent. His zodiac sign is Aries, the first astrological sign in the zodiac.

Early life and career:

Paul Qualley grew up in Wisconsin and showed interest in sports and athletic activities from his early days in school. Paul was part of the high school football team. However, following high school, he never turned to professional football. His physical traits like big build and good looks did help him to venture into the modeling territory.

Paul modeled for the clothing brand “Gap” during the mid-1980s. In addition, Paul ramped walked in runaways, and his life as a model has been evident in the media. However, the ins and outs of his professional career were never talked about. Despite the early success, Paul quit his work as a model and started working in the contracting business as well as in ranching.

Awards and Nomination:

Even at the height of his modeling career, Paul did not turn to act, or at least it seems so now. Later, Paul had a rare stint as an actor, featuring in the cast of the 2009 sci-fi movie “Moon Europa.” However, Paul has never won any awards or nominations during his short stint as an actor.

Personal Life:

Meeting Andie MacDowell?

Paul Qualley and Andie Macdowell were brought together by their common modeling profession. The two met in New York on the set of an advertisement for Gap brand, back in the mid-1980s. And in no time, Paul, a young man with brunette hair and deep blue eyes successfully won her over.

Marriage to Andie MacDowell:

In love couple, Paul Qualley and Andie MacDowell decided to take a notch forward in their relationship and performed wedding nuptials in 1986. Following the marriage, the pair gave birth to their eldest, Justin Qualley in 1986. He was followed by a daughter Rainey Qualley in 1990, and the youngest, Sarah Margaret Qualley who was born in 1994. The pair ended up calling things off in 1999 and have been separated ever since.

Among the three children, both his daughters have followed in the path of stardom. Sarah works as an actress and model while Rainey Qualley is also an actress and doubles down as a singer.

Life after divorce and children custody:

After the divorce, MacDowell took custody of all three children and raised them in North Carolina. MacDowell tied the knot with her former high school classmate, Rhett Hartzog on November 10, 2001, and enjoyed a short-lived marriage that ended in 2004. She has remained single ever since. 

As for Qualley, he has kept all tidbits of his relationship private. Although there are some reports running around the internet saying Qualley never married again after the divorce, the lack of information or any other form of proof to back it up, it is hard to take anything for sure.

Social Media:

Paul Qualley is available on Instagram, although it has less than 1000 followers indeed it is his official page.

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A quick write on Andie MacDowell:

Rosalie Anderson MacDowell was born on the 21st of April, 1958, in Gaffney, South Carolina. Born to Pauline Johnston, a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive, MacDowell is the only child of the family. Her parents divorced early on in her life and given her mother’s alcoholic tendencies, things were far from normal for the family.

MacDowell began her professional career as a model. She got her lucky start during a trip to Los Angeles when she was scouted by an agent from Wilhelmina Models. She later changed agencies and moved to Elite Model Management in New York City in 1978.

During her years as a model, MacDowell appeared in campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Vassarette, Armani perfume, Sabeth-Row, Mink International, Anne Klein, and Bill Blass.  She hogged the billboards in Times Square and a nationally televised ad for Calvin Klein, landed MacDowell her debut role as an actress, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes.

MacDowell continued appearing in diverse roles and also started learning method acting at the same time. Her talents were well rewarded as MacDowell earned a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress for her appearance in the movie independent film Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). Since then MacDowell has enjoyed films such as Green Card, The Object of Beauty, Short Cuts, Groundhog Day, and Four Weddings and a Funeral. 

Wiki/Bio Facts:

Full Name:Paul James Qualley
Birth Date:March 14, 1958
Age:64 years old
Birth Place:Wisconsin, United States
Parents:Lee James Qualley, Patricia Ann Rondou
Marital Status:Divorced
Wife:Andie MacDowell (m. 1986–1999)
Children:Sarah Margaret Qualley, Rainey Qualley, Justin Qualley
Profession:Former Model, Ranchman
Eye Color:Blue
Social Media:Instagram

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is Paul Qualley from?

Ans: A former model, Paul Qualley was born in Wisconsin, United States to parents- Lee James Qualley and Patricia Ann Rondou. Paul is an American citizen and when it comes to his origin the family tree makes him of Norwegian descent.

Is Paul Qualley married?

Paul Qualley was married to actress Andie MacDowell from 1986 to 1999. The marriage lasted 13 years and during the time together the pair had three children.

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